1998 Pontiac Grand Am Overview

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1998 Pontiac Grand Am Overview

What does it say about a car that generates so many reliability complaints and yet still manages to be the top-selling brand of its automaker? More precisely, what does it say about the other cars this automaker offers? The 1998 Pontiac Grand AM is an affordable four-door sedan or two-door coupe that has an adequately kicky engine and attractive styling, but has suffered from a series of unaddressed problems.
No changes for 1998, as the Grand Am prepares to unveil its fifth generation cars in the coming year. Both the SE and GT sedan and coupe come standard with a 2.4-liter, Twin Cam, 150-hp I4 or an optional 3.1-liter, 155-hp V6. A 5-speed manual is standard on the I4, a 4-speed automatic on the V6 (or optional on the I4). With the auto tran comes standard traction control. Other standard features across the line include ABS brakes, dual front airbags, air conditioning, interior consoles, and an anti-theft system.

For such a long list of complaints about the 1998 Grand Am, it's hard to see why it is GM's top selling car, but there seem to be many owners who love its deceptively sporty styling, responsive acceleration power, and a pricetag and gas mileage that make it an inexpensive car to own. That is, if you don't experience the myriad of mechanical difficulties other 1997 Grand Am owners complain about, most notably with the alternator, intake manifold leaks, and easily worn brake pads. Though drivers like the roomy trunk and the way the dash is laid out, others complain that cheap plastic parts break off too easily and the seats are too body-hugging to be comfortable on long trips.

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I Have Noticed Water Under My Mats On My 1998 Ponitac Grand Am. It Doesn't...

I have notices that water is getting under my floor mats on the driver side of my 1998 Pontiac Grand Am. It only happens when it rains. I am thinking that some leaves are clogging the area under the...

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Gas Hog

I have a 1998 pontiac gt it runs great it dont miss or nuthing . I have a problem with it drinking gas you can watch the hand sink while driving down the road it is a 3.1 engin any one have a clue ...

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Clutch

Our 1998 grand am has a problem with its clutch. In letting out the clutch (in 1st gear) the rpm's rise as we give it gas to move. It will move but not "driveable" backing up (R) there is no problem...

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Clutch

Our 1998 grand am has a problem with its clutch. In letting out the clutch (in 1st gear) the rpm's rise as we give it gas to move. It will move but not "driveable" backing up (R) there is no problem...

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Will A 4 Cylinder Transmission Adapt To A V6 98 Grand Am

Will a 4 cylinder transmission adapt to a v6 grand am?

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